1st August, 2012 - Posted by Lia - 1 Comment
No matter how pale or dark a bride’s skin is, every bride is a radiant bride. For those with darker skin, however, there are a few important tips you might want to follow to make sure your radiance is stemming from the love and you in your heart rather than a shiny, ill-applied make-up job.
Black skin is special in the fact that it rejects oil-based makeups. That is why it is important to use a water based or dry foundation. Select a shade that is just a tiny bit lighter than your natural complexion. BUT before applying foundation to your already moisturized face, be sure to use a good concealer made specifically for dark or black skin. Under eye circles are just as obvious on black skin as they are on someone that has translucent pale skin. Apply it carefully and blend well.
A cream blush in a red or coral color should be applied next. Don’t draw the color on your cheeks, just add a bit of a rosy glow. Think ‘blusihg bride’ not ‘Raggedy Ann’.
Brows should be neat and clean-not too thin, not too thick. Fill in the spaces to look natural and not drawn on. YIKES!
Browns, coppers, purples or gold will be your best choices in eye color. Blend lighter and darker colors from lash line to brow; the darker colors being on the bottom to the crease, of course.
Okay, here’s something really cool and really special African American women can do with their eyes to make them oh, so extra gorgeous…. White eyeliner. Don’t make it too thick or artificial looking, but when applied correctly, the whites of your eyes look so much brighter, your eyes shine and open up and it’s just classy looking. Practice at home to get this ‘just right’.
Deep reds, berry colors and rusts are excellent choices for your lips. Dab on a little clear gloss and you’re set to go.
Finish off with a scant dusting of loose powder in a shade just right for your skin.